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Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

1. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and paintings that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque style. Heading down the hill, you’ll come to the Carmo convent and church, fine examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This is a site of historical importance as it was here that the Carnation Revolution began in 1974, putting an end to nearly 5 decades of dictatorship. A little further on, you’ll arrive at the Santa Justa elevator, an imposing monument built in the Gothic Revival style, that provides one of the best viewpoints in the city. You’ll see a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, you’ll take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol you’ll see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Alfama is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. The tour ends at Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, 3 years after the city was taken back from the Moors. Over time it has been subject to various architectural changes, becoming a mixture of different styles.

Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

2. Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the sights and sounds of Lisbon on a unique 3-hour guided tuk tuk tour that’s priced for a group of up to 6 persons. Feel the pulse of the cosmopolitan city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts to take in the traditional atmosphere of the old quarters.  From a tuk tuk you’ll have the opportunity to get up close for an insight into local life. Highlights of the tour: • Downtown Lisbon • Rossio Square • Santa Justa elevator • Lisbon Cathedral • Saint Anthony Church • Portas do Sol viewpoint • Graça neighborhood • Castle neighborhood • Senhora do Monte viewpoint • Mouraria • Saint Vincent Monastery • Flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) • National Pantheon • Alfama neighborhood 

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

3. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

Explore some of the 7 hills of Lisbon by electric bike, and see more than you would on a conventional sightseeing tour. The easy-to-drive electric bikes are eco-friendly and boast a stylish vintage design that will turn heads as you explore the hidden sights of Alfama, Mouraria and Graça, some of the most historic neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital. Cruise up to panoramic observation points, passing antique shops and enchanting restaurants along the way, and get a unique perspective of the city and its people.

Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

4. Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

Start your Fado tour of Lisbon with a typical Portuguese dinner in the Alfama district. Get to know about the local habits and cuisine in the city's oldest district, where Fado was born in the early 19th century. Then, wander down the alleys of the old part of town on a short walking tour of Alfama. End at a traditional Fado house and listen to the mournful melodies of Fado. Lose yourself in the atmosphere and mood of the music. The quintessentially Portuguese genre is produced with a Portuguese guitar and characterized by heartfelt lyrics. Fado was inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2011.

Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

5. Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer on this private 2 hour electric tuk-tuk tour. Tuk-tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon and can accommodate up to 6 people. Discover the romance of the city as you visit the neighborhoods of Alfama, Graca and Mouraria.  Additionally, unveil the contemporary sides of the city with a visit to Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Estrela. Let your guide share local history and stories of Lisbon throughout the tour. Lisbon is a city of seven hills, so you will break next to the best panoramas to capture the most gorgeous views. On this tour you will taste the famed local aperitif: ginginhai, a cherry liquor, while in the neighborhood of Alfama, an opportunity not be missed. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops and restaurants. Visit the Portuguese Parlament and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

6. Lisbon: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Journey through the food culture of Portugal on a 3-hour tour of the Mouraria district of Lisbon, and taste authentic dishes in the company of a passionate guide. Savor high-quality ingredients, and discover what it feels like to eat and drink like a local. Arrive with a healthy appetite and work your way through the area in a small group of no more than 12 people. Make 6 different stops to savor delicious produce, such as sardines, pastel de nata (custard tart) and more. Be surprised by a delicious secret dish, and sip the local ginjinha drink made from sour cherries.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class

7. Lisbon: 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to make your own Pastel de Nata, Portugal's famous egg tarts. Join the chefs in the kitchen for a 2 hour hands-on cooking class.  With origins from the 19th-century, Pastel de Nata was created in monasteries and is probably Portugal's most iconic pastry and has become a national symbol. Loved by all, this pastry is becoming popular worldwide. Learn the secrets of this sugary temptation and take the recipe home with you to amaze all your family and friends. During this cooking class you will have the chance to make your own Pastel de Nata as well as another traditional Portuguese treat. Enjoy tea, coffee, and a light meal to share after cooking.

Lisbon: Best of City Private Walking Tour

8. Lisbon: Best of City Private Walking Tour

Get an intimate tour of Lisbon with your own personal walking guide, and enjoy an insight into the city’s history and traditions. View amazing sites, including Rossio Square, Restauradores Square, Lisbon Cathedral, and more. Your guide will explain how, in the 18th century, the city was destroyed by an earthquake and completely rebuilt. Along the way, you will stroll through Rossio Square, at the heart of both old and new Lisbon. Look at the Obelisk in the center of Restauradores Square, commemorating the Restoration of Portugal's independence from Spain in 1640. Learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974, at beautiful Carmo Square, where Portugal's dictatorial regime fell after 48 years. Walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, and see old cafés, boutiques, theaters, and bookstores. Taste a typical Portuguese pastry (the famous Pastel de Nata) and then enjoy a short trip on one of Lisbon's vintage trams. Wander through the old maze of small squares and narrow alleyways of the Moorish Alfama neighborhood, where time seems to have stopped 1,000 years ago. Learn about Fado, Lisbon's own musical genre, as you walk past the Fado Museum, and some of Alfama's hidden Fado restaurants. Stop for wine and a tasting at a wine bar and restaurant located in a medieval palace. Next, visit the 12th-century Cathedral, Lisbon’s oldest church, and end at Praça do Comércio, the former entrance hall of the city and one of Europe's largest and most beautiful squares. End your tour in Praça do Comércio, formerly the entrance hall of the city, one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful squares.

Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

9. Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

This was where it all started. Meet in the heart of the city nestled on the oldest hill in Lisbon. It is the hill of fado and of the typical taverns that preserve their genius and traditional roots. From the quarters of Graça and Alfama, through Mouraria up to the São Jorge Castle, you may be lucky enough to come across a sardine barbecue on the streets. Hop out into Alfama, take a walk through this music quarter and listen to its cries. You will be able to see Roman remains, medieval houses that survived the 1755 earthquake, the magnificent Lisbon Cathedral, squares livened up by outdoor cafés and nooks and alleys reminiscent of Arab cities – Lisbon’s multicultural history has also left its mark here. In addition, enjoy incredible views of the city from the many natural windows that it offers.

Lisbon: Food and Culture 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Food and Culture 3-Hour Walking Tour

Experience Lisbon through the story of its food on a 3-hour walking tour to up to 5 different venues, including an old brewery and a famous café. Feel like you’ve traveled back in time at Rua das Flores Tavern, where a short, seasonal menu of traditional food includes cod, tuna and Iscas, a well know dish made from pork liver. Taste what´s on the menu of the day, before going to a beerhouse in a former monastery. Learn about the Trindade beerhouse, the 1st Portuguese brewery, later converted into a restaurant. Sample one of Lisbon’s most famous snacks: spat, octopus and cod mixed with chickpeas and served with a beer. Next, try an irresistibly crumbly pastéis Lisboa at Café Lisboa. Then, admire the extravagant décor of the 17th-century Moorish palace of Casa do Alentejo, now one of Lisbon’s most exquisite restaurants. Here, you will taste the traditional food of south Portugal, where the main elements are bread and aromatic herbs. Visit Confeitaria Nacional, the oldest establishment of its kind in Lisbon. Famous for its traditional cakes and pastries, sample one of their legendary custard tartlets with a coffee. Alternatively, go to the old tavern of Amigos da Severa to hear some live fado music, and drink Lisbon´s best ginjinha (cherry liquor).

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What people are saying about Lisbon

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4.7 / 5

based on 7,530 reviews

Fun group to be with. Guide Hillary is sweet and lovely! She had chosen food + drinks which were too delicious! Not exactly too close to the center but worth the commute! Recommended for those who are into high quality food :)

SO AMAZING elena was so nice and gave amazing recommendations for places to eat and things to do after the tour. I wish her the best and my family loves her

Our guide, Stephano (I think), was a wealth of knowledge. We saw a lot of the city and learned so much. It was a lot of fun and very thorough.

Really enjoyed the tour, the food we tasted was delicious and Alexandra was a great tour and very knowledgeable

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